up 0.02 points from may. manufacturers boosted payrolls by 0.8%, the first uptick in 13 months. makers of cars and other machinery posted 27% more new job offers. he has a two-day policy meeting that commences later today. they lost nearly a quarter of a percent from 15,521. for a look at how japanese marks will trade today, let's go to the stock exchange. meetings and economic data. tell us how things are looking. >> a heavy week indeed. speaking of data, we have a report on japan's industrial output for june. it fell 3.3% compared to increase of 1.9% in may.